Fady Geara

Professor and Chairman

Dr. Fady Geara graduated from the University of Paris XI, France, with an MD in 1985, and pursued a residency in radiation oncology in France until 1989, after which he joined the University of Texas, MD Anderson Center in Houston, Texas, where he pursued first a basic research curriculum and obtained a PhD in radiation…

Dr. Fady Geara graduated from the University of Paris XI, France, with an MD in 1985, and pursued a residency in radiation oncology in France until 1989, after which he joined the University of Texas, MD Anderson Center in Houston, Texas, where he pursued first a basic research curriculum and obtained a PhD in radiation biology in 1992. He then continued in clinical radiation oncology at MDACC and completed a full clinical fellowship before he was appointed to the Faculty of Radiation Oncology at MDACC in 1993, first as faculty associate and then as assistant professor from 1994 until 1997, at which time he joined AUBMC as associate professor and chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Geara’s clinical and research achievements are numerous. While at MD Anderson, he pioneered research into the genetic variability of radiation sensitivity and contributed to the development of several clinical research studies in head, neck, and lung cancers. In 1992, and in recognition of his academic excellence, he was nominated the University Cancer Foundation Clinical Fellow of the Year at MDACC. Dr. Geara’s contribution to the AUBMC Radiation Oncology Program and overall cancer care are well known to many. Under his leadership, the department services were reorganized, well-credentialed clinical and medical physics staff were recruited, the technical development of non-academic staff has continuously improved, a new residency in radiation oncology was created, and several new radiation services were developed and introduced—such as 3D conformal radiation therapy, radiosurgery, high dose rate intracavitary, and intravascular brachytherapy. Some of these services were a first in the country, and few remain exclusive to AUBMC. This remarkable effort and his relentless pursuit of clinical excellence have earned Dr. Geara the respect of his peers and colleagues, here and abroad. He was a driving force in the nomination of AUB as sister institution of MDACC in 2007. Dr. Geara is certified by the American Board in Radiation Oncology and has been full professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology since 2003.